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4 Reasons to Consider Stone Wall Cladding

May 18, 2016 The Amateurs Digest 0

Whether you are building a new home or renovating, one way to enhance your home is with the addition of stone cladding. Cladding is the material used on the exterior walls, but stone can also be used for interior walls, especially as a feature wall to take your home from ordinary to outstanding.

Stone is one of the oldest building materials there is. The difference these days is in the tools that are used to cut it. Such tools were never even heard of years ago and enable stone to be cut more precisely and with different edges than yesteryear. Crushed stone can also be mixed with concrete to create a wall with the same appearance and properties of stone, but at a more affordable price. This is known as reconstituted stone.

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Why Scaffolding Should be Designed and Erected by Professionals

October 7, 2015 The Amateurs Digest 0

Scaffolding is a dangerous place to be when it is high up and you are using power tools, but there is one way to make it a lot safer and that is to have it made by a professional scaffold hire company. There is a great deal involved in making scaffold. It has to be strong enough to withstand the weight of workers, their tools and often the building materials as well. If it is not, accidents are likely to occur that can cause serious injury or worse.

It is not only strength that is important; it has to be stable as well. If it is not properly supported both at the base and as it rises high into the sky, it will not be able to stand erect. Once it starts to topple over, nothing can stop it and again, the workers will suffer.

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Upgrading Your Floor on Budget

February 8, 2015 The Amateurs Digest 0

The floor of the home gets constant wear and tear, especially if you have children and inside pets. Carpet especially tends to wear and age quickly when it is in a high traffic area. The floor is a part of the house that is very visible, so if yours is making you think of calling a removal company like Brilliance Removalists, why not upgrade? It will really make a big difference to the look and feel of your home – and add value into the bargain.

There are many flooring choices; some of them more budget friendly than others. For instance, these days vinyl floor coverings come in many grades and the more expensive ones are top quality, durable and look great – and are still cheaper than other kinds of flooring.  If you choose one that should be glued down, there will be no buckling when the weather gets hotter, as you find in some of the loose lay types.

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Using Glass for Your Home Renovations

January 27, 2010 The Amateurs Digest 0

If you are renovating your bathroom, choosing frameless glass showerscreens is one way to add value simply and quickly. Glass can also be used in other rooms. Kitchen glass splashbacks are now very popular as they too have several benefits.

Here are 4 benefits you will find with glass shower screens: –

  • Often a bathroom is enhanced by a feature wall of special tiles, but this can be spoiled by a solid shower screen protruding across the area. When you walk into the bathroom you want that feature wall to be highly visible. If part of it is concealed by the shower screen the effect will be spoiled. Frameless glass will allow the full effect to be enjoyed.

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Advantages of Equipment to Hire for Your Home Renovation

May 28, 2009 The Amateurs Digest 0

Many larger home renovations need the kind of tools that the home handyman may not have stashed away in the garage. They are both too costly to buy and take up too much room to store. Purchasing them outright would add considerably to the cost of renovation, especially if they were never used again. This is where equipment hire can save you.

If you are adding a deck, verandah or room, or building a gazebo or carport on a block that has sloping ground you will need to level it first unless you want to use piers to hold the floor. Otherwise, an excavator will be needed to do the work of removing all the soil and putting it somewhere else useful, such as building up a garden bed.

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